3112.0 Epidemiological research on health disparities

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This informative session will include discussions of a variety of topics related to epidemiological research on health disparities. Presentations will include discussions of acculturation and health insurance, mortality disparities in coronary heart disease between geographic regions, childhood asthma in New York City, and education gradients in health behaviors among Hispanic and Asian young adults.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe the differences in the distribution of coronary heart disease related risk between different Australian geographic regions; 2) Identify factors affecting adherence with asthma treatment among Black and Hispanic parents of children with poorly controlled asthma in a low income, asthma prevalent neighborhood in NYC; 3) Describe differences in education gradients in smoking and physical inactivity among Hispanic and Asian young adults by nativity and age at immigration.
Sonja Hutchins, MD, MPH, DrPH

Relationship between acculturation, health status, and health insurance
Sunmin Lee, ScD, MPH, Edmond D. Shenassa, ScD, Allison O'Neill, MA, Lynn Scully, BA and Julie Park, PhD
Introductory Remarks
Mortality disparities between geographic regions: Results from a risk percentiles model for coronary heart disease
Christopher Stevenson, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD, Haider R. Mannan, BSC (hons) MSc MA MSc PhD, Anna Peeters, BSc (hons) PhD, Helen Walls, BSc MPH(hons), Dianna Magliano, BAppSci(Hons) MPH PhD and John J. McNeil, MBBS FRACP MSc FAFPHM PhD
Predictors of treatment adherence among African American and Hispanic parents of children with poorly controlled asthma in East Harlem, New York City (NYC)
Veronica N. Uzoebo, EdD, MS, MA, Betty Perez-Rivera, EdD, CHES, Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, Syncia Sabain, EdD, George Perez, MSW, Rebecca Lambert, MPH and Hannah Seoh, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Statistics, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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